Easter Egg Hunt in Park

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Easter Egg Hunt in Park
Happy kids ready for the Hunt!

The weather was wonderful for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Arnett Bird & Butterfly Garden on March 30. Hosted by the Arnett Block Association and organized by our own Rora Rice, the Hunt was a great success! Rora starts buying up discounted plastic eggs right after Easter each year, then gathers over two dozen Easter baskets at garage sales throughout the summer. As winter starts to break up, she find bargains on all varieties of kid-friendly wholesome treats to pack the plastic egg cases with. It all comes together at the annual Gardener’s Potluck the week before Easter when neighbors meet over dinner and dessert to plan for spring and summer community gardening and load goodies into the eggs. The Saturday before Easter, volunteers “hide” the eggs in the Park, a crowd of eager kids gathers (this year over 35!), and at 1 pm the hunt is on! Within 5 minutes all the eggs have been found, filling each kid’s basket and heart to overflowing. This year, many of the children stayed afterwards to enjoy the sun and hear Arnett Library volunteer Barbara read stories to them in the Park. What a delightful community-building event!

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